How's the camera in this phone? I've been using Sony P1i and I'm thinking of buying this phone. Do you think it's better than P1i? My main concern is about the image quality of the phone. :) Thanks.
MJ, 14 Oct 2009could this phone change the message alert to mp3 tones?yes
Bought this yesterday, upgrading from my 3 year old W200. Happy with the sound, screen quality and looks a stunner.
- The CPU is rather laggy in my opinion; the W902 which I tested but didn't buy due to build issues has alot more zippy. compared to the W980.
- The phone overall is a FINGERPRINT MAGNET.
- The camera, in one word, CRAP. Not bad, but CRAP. I did consider W902 for this reaason, but didn't expect the W980 to have such bad quality in this area. Videos show alot of artifacts, which again is disappointing.
- Came across some firwmare bugs, but all I need to do is to turn off and turn back on. Am running the latest firmware BTW.
All in all, I was after a music-minded phone, the W980 doesn't disappoint in regards to sound quality. The firmware bugs are copable, but still I think they can be further improved. And the camera... Sony should at least consider a different processing alorthym for the images since as it is now, it is unacceptable that a once flag-ship model to have such bad camera quality.
Tim08, 23 Oct 2009Hi, Sony Ericsson W980 users! I saw this phone has pre-installed Google Maps. Can we delete t... moregoogle maps can be found at location services and there is no option to delete it, when i press the clear button nothing happen with it, so you cant delete it
Hi, Sony Ericsson W980 users! I saw this phone has pre-installed Google Maps. Can we delete the pre-installed Google Maps by pressing Clear button like if we want to delete some pictures or ringtones (if the files are not protected)?
Thank you before!
w980_greece, 18 Oct 2009Recently I bought a W980 from China and I want put Greek language... any help?? Thankswhere have you bought it in Greece and at what price? Thanks!
This was an awesome fone! I love the design, features, as in the whole package. For me, it was the best fone I've ever had since I've used Samsung, Nokia and Motorola.
MJ, 14 Oct 2009could this phone change the message alert to mp3 tones?Yup
Recently I bought a W980 from China and I want put Greek language... any help??
Which is the best for clear sound and deep bass between these three?
Confused. Not sure which one to buy :(
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2009thank you.. i more question, could i use my uploaded pic as a wallpaper? and can i create my o... moreyeah, you can set them as wallpaper and you can also create your own theme with ThemeCreator. get it from here : http://www.sonyericsson.com/themescreator/
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2009yes, go to setting -> sound & alert -> message alert and replace the last tone with mp3 soundthank you.. i more question, could i use my uploaded pic as a wallpaper? and can i create my own theme?
MJ, 14 Oct 2009could this phone change the message alert to mp3 tones?yes, go to setting -> sound & alert -> message alert
and replace the last tone with mp3 sound
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970few months ago, i also confused to choose between w595 and w980, but then i choose w980 and i never regret choose it, i love the design, it really nice and the keypad is good, w595 is cheaper but the memory only 2gb and you only get hpm 64 while in w980 you get 8gb and hpm 77 which is have a great sound and i also like the external display and the sensitive touch key is very useful, the camera is really bad in indoor with low light, the position is also bad but not as bad as other people say. w595 is just looks like ordinary phone, i think you get bored soon if you choose w595
love the clampshell design
but the quality suck like hell
the camera have been put in the wrong position
not a camera phone..
sound quality of the speaker not good enough,n cant compete wit other phone
se should done a better phone
@ Fat Albert
I have a w595 and w980 which I'm using now.
Based on my observations the W595 has louder and better speaker quality compared to the w980. However if you're using the supplied earphones for the two models, W980 has better sound quality due to the earphone material and equalizer presets (for me Clear Bass is better than MegaBass). Also, i've noticed that the w980 has a brighter display.
The w980 is almost the same as the w595 in terms of internet connectivity, SMS, battery life etc...
The speakers of the w980 isn't a big deal for me since when I bought the phone, it came with a free MPS-80 speaker which has great bass and sound quality.
whasssup!, 02 Oct 2009I've had this phone for more than a year now and i am still totally satisfied! This phone has ... moreHi frnz i m planning to buy this phone. It really looks cute. I wd want to knw y ppl say bad abt the camera i wd want to knw wat s the prob with it. Bcoz i ned the camera too to b gud. So help meeeeeeee